Wipro started out as a manufacturer of vegetable oils, nearly 70 years ago. It had stuck to its roots when Suresh Senapaty joined its finance function in 1980. Then a recently qualified CA, he harboured dreams of working overseas. A chance encounter with a mentor changed his mind, and as it turned out, his destiny. Over the next 35 years, his career trajectory was intertwined with that of Wipro and the Indian IT industry.